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The Boatyard Grill

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525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
+1 607-256-2628
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've often visited this restaurant and enjoy their menu. They brought back the homemade potato chips with the bleu cheese and bechamel sauce which is a "MUST" try appetizer. Wait staff are very friendly. Good portions. The only downside is when the local colleges have events or parents weekend, attempting to get in will be extremely difficult if not impossible.... More 

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Thank AnnMarie C
Apalachin, NY
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They don't take reservations, but we called ahead for seating and when we arrive were seated directly. The menu is diverse and has selections for all tastes. We eaten here many times and have never been dissappointed.

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Thank NYJIM20
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

I appreciate you calling ahead! Thanks for coming in to dine with us. I can't wait to serve you again next time! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Dryden, New York
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WE love to eat here, the food is totally awesome and presentation is intriguing. The restaurant have a great deal of seating & nice outside seating in the summer with lake views. We often take visiting friends and family here for lunches and dinners. The guest volume can be a bit distracting depending on location of your table. The booths... More 

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Thank Michael A
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the thorough description of our place, Michael! I'm happy that our environment is to your liking. Hope you get plenty of chances to dine with us this spring and summer! Sincerely, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Big Canoe, Georgia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views of the inlet at the south end of Cayuga Lake and its waterfowl ever present make this restaurant a "must visit," if you are in Ithaca, NY. Quick and efficient service, nice menu selection and generous portions. In better weather, I can just imagine the skulls from Ithaca College and Cornell University gliding past the eatery as they... More 

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Thank Brian R
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

I'm proud that we were able to provide such a relaxing and attractive dining environment for you, Brian! Hope you get the chance to come back and see us again when the weather's even better. All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

they have the best selection of appetizers. You could make a meal of just these and be well satified.

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Thank CHumerez
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

I'm happy that our appetizers are such a hit with you! The rest of our menu is great, too, but either way, I hope you get to come back and dine with us again soon. Until next time, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love, Love, Love the location of this restaurant! Easy to get to by land or lake. Roomy seating, nice staff. One of my favorite places to dock for a great meal.

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Thank Ron C
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for docking at our place, Ron! I'm happy to hear our team has taken such good care of you on your visits. Hope you get to dine with us again very soon! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Corning, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at this restaurant several years ago and felt at the time that it was just o.k.. But we thought that we would go ahead and give it another try. And were we glad we did. It will certainly not be several years before our next return visit. We sat at a table that overlooked the water at a... More 

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Thank hildiah
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

I can't tell you how much I appreciate you giving us another shot! I'm very proud that we were able to improve on your first experience so much, and I'll be sure to let Shannon know that you're a big fan of hers. I can't wait for you to return so we can make your entrees even better! Sincerely, Mark... More 

Angelica, New York
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saturday night was the surprise celebration for my daughter's 21st birthday. The staff at The Boat Yard was excited to assist in, and offered fun suggestions for the preparations. The wait staff was attentive, checked with me at various points to make sure everything was to my liking. The food was delicious----in short, the surprise was a success, and everyone... More 

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Thank Tammy W
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

I'm so honored that you let us be a part of your daughter's 21st birthday surprise, Tammy! Making sure everything went well was our pleasure, and I'm so glad that you all had a good time. Hope we get to serve your family again soon! Sincerely, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Coral Gables, Florida
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All of us asked for something different and we all thought that everything was very good. The only thong is that the portions are enormous. Two people could share an entree!

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Thank MiamiMartin
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

I'm glad that everyone was pleased with their dishes, Martin! As for our portion sizes, we simply like to give our guests the most bang for their buck. Hope you dine with us again soon! Sincerely, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Ithaca, New York
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Good food. Good atmosphere. Family friendly. Great for large events. Too bad Ithaca does not have more waterfront restaurants like this.

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Thank K S
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for all the compliments! I'm happy that we stick out amongst the other options available here in Ithaca, and I look forward to serving you again in the future. Until next time, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-256-2628
Description
At The Boatyard Grill you can enjoy delicous locally sourced steak and seafood while looking out over the breathtaking waterfront view. All of our food comes in fresh everyday, you won't find a better dining experience in the town. We are happy to host large groups and private events. If you are planning a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, family gathering, cocktail party, class reunion or a casual BBQ or Clambake, look no further! We will make your special event a waterfront event to remember! Our experienced management team will make planning your event virtually effortless. We have a variety of party offerings that can meet every budget and catering need. Choose from our Waterfront Parties, Holiday Parties and Cocktail Parties and contact our management team today. Join us for live music on our deck every Friday! Visit our website to see the schedule.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?